Yahoo Mail celebrates Sweet 16 birthday with bevy of new features

By Shawn Knight
Oct 8, 2013
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  1. Yahoo Mail is celebrating its Sweet 16 birthday and you’re invited. To honor the occasion, Yahoo is offering users a wealth of new Mail features across the desktop, Android and iOS – many of which were previously only available in...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 616   +185

    And still charging for POP3/IMAP access. Nothing to see here, move along.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,229   +314

    I hate the new UI. Looks all washed out and difficult to read. These guys are dead in the water.
  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 619   +118

    You left out one of the biggest features of Yahoo! mail. These days, you don't have to worry about accidentally deleting important emails because they're all backed up on NSA databases.
    avoidz likes this.
  5. insect

    insect TechSpot Booster Posts: 144   +29

    I like the disposable e-mail option. Need to register for a site once? Done and no spam to go with it.
  6. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 783   +85

    Lol, I got pissed at first because I thought it broke my browser. Need to hurry and upgrade my OS or something
  7. Thanks yahoo you've done it again. First you don't warn anyone of a change. Then feature flash over function, great business model and way to be customer friendly. Next you delete features. No longer can I chose print size in an exact size, now small, med, large. Also can't choose font type. And when I compose a letter the save draft feature has disappeared. Finally found that when I had to cancel on effort. When I clicked cancel, it then offered to save it.

    And no ability to put an automatic line between paragraphs if I chose, but I can use an emoticon. Function goes, but idiocy remains. I am not smiling

    What is the matter with you people, are you trying to push everyone to gmail? Consider me almost there.

    At the very least you could explain things and offer assistance. But why do things right when you can screw your clients. No wonder there are so many stories about how Yahoo has financial problems.

    I try to be polite, but why bother. You people there are MORONS.
  8. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 783   +85

    I like the stacked email thing somewhat. Took me a while to notice that
  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    They go from like 0.5 gb to 1 tb? Did they up the ante? I wonder if my sbcglobal yahoo email address is now 1 tb. Wonder if attachments can be greater than 5 mb or whatever they were. Never liked to store those emails on the server because services like earthlink had such small limits and often resulted in the message mailbox full. Maybe gmail will keep up.
  10. I have had a Yahoo mail account since when they were the big player on the internet many years ago however I really don't like these changes. You can get No Ad Email for $50 a year, um, no thanks. The themes make it harder to read anything and you can't disable them. I'm glad this is not my primary email.
  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    If you don't like the look, you can use it with pop servers and outlook (express) or windows mail, if that's what windows 7 and beyond have.


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